Postulant and novice sister

Postulant and novice sister, Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Note white coif (headdress) of the novice sister on right, as compared to the black coif of the professed sister in this same order.

Mother Pancratia Bonfils (1852 – 1915)

Mother Pancratia Bonfils (1852 – 1915): Mary Louise Bonfils, born in St. Louis in 1852, was the daughter of Protestant parents who had her educated by the Sisters of Loretto. She joined the order at age 14 and was assigned to teach in Denver. By her 30th birthday, she had been appointed as Mother Superior …


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